" As the nonprofit education foundation of Produce Marketing Association, Center for Growing Talent provides education and training programs and resources to help our members attract, develop and retain the talent they need to grow their business, our industry and a healthier world."

Center for Growing Talent is led by an experienced team of professionals, Board of Directors and volunteers representing PMA Members across the full supply chain and our university and college partners."

Doug Bohr
Executive Director 
The Center for Growing Talent

" As the nonprofit education foundation of Produce Marketing Association, Center for Growing Talent provides education and training programs and resources to help our members attract, develop and retain the talent they need to grow their business, our industry and a healthier world."

Center for Growing Talent is led by an experienced team of professionals, Board of Directors and volunteers representing PMA Members across the full supply chain and our university and college partners."

Doug Bohr
Executive Director 
The Center for Growing Talent

" As the nonprofit education foundation of Produce Marketing Association, Center for Growing Talent provides education and training programs and resources to help our members attract, develop and retain the talent they need to grow their business, our industry and a healthier world."

Center for Growing Talent is led by an experienced team of professionals, Board of Directors and volunteers representing PMA Members across the full supply chain and our university and college partners."


Doug Bohr
Executive Director 
The Center for Growing Talent

Center for Growing Talent is led by an experienced team of professionals, Board of Directors and volunteers representing PMA members across the full supply chain and our university and college partners.
Center for Growing Talent is led by an experienced team of professionals, Board of Directors and volunteers representing PMA members across the full supply chain and our university and college partners.
Meet the Team
Doug Bohr
Executive Director

+1 (302) 607-2174
Doug Bohr
Executive Director
  email     +1 (302) 607-2174
Doug Bohr - Executive Director
  email     +1 (302) 607-2174
Megan Nash
Program Director

+1 (302) 607-2160
Megan Nash
Program Director
  email     +1 (302) 607-2160
Megan Nash - Program Director
  email     +1 (302) 607-2160
Barbara Hochman
Program Manager

+1 (302) 607-2189
Barbara Hochman
Program Manager
  email     +1 (302) 607-2189
Barbara Hochman - Program Manager
  email     +1 (302) 607-2189
Jamie Kitz
Director Business Development & Philanthropy

+1 (831) 809- 3004
Jamie Kitz
Director Business Development & Philanthropy
  email     +1 (831) 809- 3004
Jamie Kitz - Director Business Development & Philanthropy
  email     +1 (831) 809- 3004
Nikki Wootten
Program Manager

+1 (302) 607-2144
Nikki Wootten
Program Manager
  email     +1 (302) 607-2144
Nikki Wootten - Program Manager
  email     +1 (302) 607-2144

2020-2021 Center for Growing Talent Board of Directors

Leonard Batti

Chair

Vice President
Taylor Farms
Marty Craner

Marty Craner

Past Chair

President
B&C Fresh Sales
 
Chris Cervini

Chris Cervini

Chair Elect

President
Lakeside Produce

Aribel Beck

Aribel Beck

Secretary/Treasurer

CFO / VP of Shared Services
Naturipe Farms, LLC
 
Kat Hulstrand

Kat Corden Hulstrand

Vice Chair

Vice President of Sales, 
Central U.S 
Wonderful Sales
 

David Smith

Vice Chair

President, Chief Marketing Officer 
The Oppenheimer Group
 
Adam Almond

Adam Almond

Category Leader, Produce
Amazon Fresh

Nelia Alamo

Nelia Alamo

Vice President Comunications
Renaissance Food Group
 
Cathy Burns

Cathy Burns

CEO
Produce Marketing Association
 

Bill Byland

Vice President
Micky’s Minis
 

Marnie Dalton

Faculty
CSU Chico, College of Ag
 

Gabriela D’Arrigo

VP of Marketing & Communications 
D'Arrigo Bros. Co. of New York 
 
Steve Daum

Steve Daum

Director of Superflor Technologies
Floralife, a division of Smithers-Oasis Company
 

Marta Maria Garcia

General Manager 
Nature’s Way Miami
 
Don Goforth

Don Goforth

Director of Sales and Marketing
Family Tree Farms
 
Mark Greenberg

Mark Greenberg

President & CEO 
Capespan NA
 
Jim Hancock

Jim Hancock

VP DMM, Sam's Club Produce and Floral
Sam’s Club
 
Rick Harris

Rick Harris

Sr. Director of Category Management
Amerifresh/Snoboy
 
Michael Hollister

Michael Hollister

VP Corporate HR 
Driscoll's
 
Elyse Lipman

Elyse Lipman

Chief Strategy Officer
Lipman Family Farms
 
Howard Nager

Howard Nager

Vice President Business Development and Marketing
Progressive Produce LLC
 
John Oxford

John Oxford

President & CEO
L&M
 
Shawn Peery

Shawn Peery

President Retail Support
Albertsons
 

Loretta Radanovic

VP, CFO + Treasurer 
Four Seasons
 
Greg Reinauer

Greg Reinauer

President 
Tom Lange Company
 
Dave Rhodes

Dave Rhodes

Director of Produce & Floral 
Fresh Encounter, Inc.
 
Kathy Smith

Kathy Smith

Kathy Smith

North America Strategic Accounts 
Bayer US Crop Science
 
Kristen Eshaya

Kristen Smith-Eshaya

Communications Director and Risk Management Specialist
JV Smith Companies
 
Kyle Stevens

Kyle Stevens

VP
HEB Produce
 
Caitlin Tierney

Caitlin Tierney

Senior Director, Fresh
99 Cents Only
 
Larry Zink

Larry Zink

Sr. Academic Specialist Industry Relations Outreach Coordinator
Dep’t of Ag, Food & Resource Economics
Michigan State University